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[APP] Flash Image GUI - Flash Kernels and Recoveries from normal Android mode!

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11th November 2012, 02:43 AM   |  #11  
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[APP] Flash Image GUI
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11th November 2012, 02:46 AM   |  #12  
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Will this work on other android devices?
I'm using Sony and figuring on how to enable this feature!!!

Haven't had any knowledgable Sony testers. If you are familiar with ADB and a custom recovery, send me a PM and we can setup a time to test. Thanks!

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Partial support, as indicated in the application and in the market. Tricky situation with that kernel being in two partitions. I didn't own the device and didn't have a tester with enough time to work out the kinks. If you're familiar with ADB and a custom recovery, send me a PM and we can coordinate testing. Thanks!
12th November 2012, 06:22 AM   |  #13  
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I'm loving this app I haven't used it for a ROM yet just kernels bit it makes it a breeze I bought 2 of them ( one for me on my account and one for the misses on hers)

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I do have one request if possible can it have the ability to flash apps and what not

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This app is sweeeet! Sure saves a lot of hassle.

What exactly happens when you try to load a ROM zip and the app tries to zero in on the boot.img ? I see it loads a few lib files and finally flashes the boot.img as opposed to just pointing the app to the extracted boot.img and letting it flash it?
12th November 2012, 08:08 PM   |  #15  
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This makes switching Roms a breeze on the Hox 2.20 users that have to use fastboot for boot.img. This is a great and time saving app. Thanks Joey!!!

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I'm loving this app I haven't used it for a ROM yet just kernels bit it makes it a breeze I bought 2 of them ( one for me on my account and one for the misses on hers)

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I do have one request if possible can it have the ability to flash apps and what not

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Appreciate the support and positive feedback! Could you provide more detail along with your feature request? Perhaps could you link to an example set of "apps" you want the ability to flash? The more detail the better I can research and provide a good reply.

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This app is sweeeet! Sure saves a lot of hassle.

What exactly happens when you try to load a ROM zip and the app tries to zero in on the boot.img ? I see it loads a few lib files and finally flashes the boot.img as opposed to just pointing the app to the extracted boot.img and letting it flash it?

Great question. I suppose I should provide more information around this process in a FAQ or some type of supportive documentation.
Due to common HTC kernel standards, the WiFi module, as well as a few other modules are loaded externally, meaning they are separate files from the boot.img. Some manufacturers compile WiFi and other modules into the kernel zImage file which is a large portion of the boot.img file.
Flash Image GUI loads not only the boot.img file, but also loads the associated modules to ensure, if just a kernel is flashed, WiFi will work when the device is rebooted. In dealing with ROM .zip files, if the user promptly reboots to the custom recovery and flashes the same ROM .zip, the modules will be loaded twice and this makes the FIG feature more a safety feature than a necessity. In the case the user doesn't flash the ROM .zip from the custom recovery, for whatever reason, this process ensures WiFi will work with the kernel preventing any WiFi not working issues.
Hope that makes sense and provides a little more background!

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This makes switching Roms a breeze on the Hox 2.20 users that have to use fastboot for boot.img. This is a great and time saving app. Thanks Joey!!!

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Appreciate the feedback and support!
15th November 2012, 07:17 PM   |  #17  
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So if Im switching ROMs... going from sense to aosp. I flash boot img using app, enter recovery, wipe data and system and flash rom? Would it delete what I just did with boot.img?

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So if Im switching ROMs... going from sense to aosp. I flash boot img using app, enter recovery, wipe data and system and flash rom? Would it delete what I just did with boot.img?

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Short answer: No

Longer answer: The boot.img is essentially a kernel and a ramdisk that following android's standards and is stored in a partition labeled as "boot", on most devices. Wiping the partition labeled "data" and "system" and copying over the ROM which goes into "system" will not delete the "boot" partition.

Hope that makes sense. Thanks for the support!
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Thanks bro! Trying to help my buddy with flashing ROMs on the fly since his computer pooped on him haha.. awesome job on this app.

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Originally Posted by joeykrim

Appreciate the support and positive feedback! Could you provide more detail along with your feature request? Perhaps could you link to an example set of "apps" you want the ability to flash? The more detail the better I can research and provide a good reply.


Great question. I suppose I should provide more information around this process in a FAQ or some type of supportive documentation.
Due to common HTC kernel standards, the WiFi module, as well as a few other modules are loaded externally, meaning they are separate files from the boot.img. Some manufacturers compile WiFi and other modules into the kernel zImage file which is a large portion of the boot.img file.
Flash Image GUI loads not only the boot.img file, but also loads the associated modules to ensure, if just a kernel is flashed, WiFi will work when the device is rebooted. In dealing with ROM .zip files, if the user promptly reboots to the custom recovery and flashes the same ROM .zip, the modules will be loaded twice and this makes the FIG feature more a safety feature than a necessity. In the case the user doesn't flash the ROM .zip from the custom recovery, for whatever reason, this process ensures WiFi will work with the kernel preventing any WiFi not working issues.
Hope that makes sense and provides a little more background!

Appreciate the feedback and support!

Thanks for the response some apps would be the android 4.2 camera with the gallery the 4.2 keyboard with emoji heres a link to a few http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1970625

maybe custom boot & down animations (i usually disable mine but others may enjoy it)

That's all i can think of off the top of my head i hope that helps

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